Canadian Film Fest 2019: This is North Preston

The population of the town of North Preston, Nova Scotia try to clear up their reputation as a haven of sex traffickers and drug dealers in This is North Preston. North Preston is a small community with a population of 4000, located outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The town is historically Canada’s largest black community, […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Honey Bee

A teenage prostitute has to adjust to life with a new foster family in Honey Bee. Natalie (Julia Sarah Stone) is young woman working as a truck stop prostitute for her boyfriend/pimp Ryan (Steven Love), who has given her the nickname “Honey Bee.” One night, Natalie is arrested by undercover detective Walker (Maurice Dean Wint) […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Pond Life

Two couples get together for a party, which quickly goes down the tubes in Pond Life. Dick (Ryan Blakely) and Sandy (Jeanie Calleja) are a couple preparing for a party that will be attended by Sandy’s foster sister Daisy (Kerry McPherson) and her boyfriend Richard (Ryan McVittie). As the night wears on, secrets each person […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Nowhere

A woman desperately tries to search for her missing daughter in Nowhere. Claire Porter (Kate Drummond) and her teenage daughter Sarah (Nell Verlaque) have just moved from Chicago to the small town of Mattawa, where Claire is the new high school vice principal. Claire quickly befriends Ruth Simmons (Rya Kihlstedt), the coach of the school’s […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Creep Nation

A woman goes missing after staying at a short term rental in Creep Nation. Sofia Campbell (Liv Collins) returns home unexpectedly from Italy and asks to stay with her brother Aaron (Adam Seybold). After Adam tells her that he can’t take her in, Sofia instead decides to do a short term rental at a house […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Nose to Tail

The head chef of a high end restaurant tries to hold it together during a very stressful day and night in Nose to Tail. Daniel (Aaron Abrams) is a talented, yet abrasive, chef at a Toronto restaurant, the future of which relies greatly on impressing an important diner coming that evening. Daniel takes out much […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Red Rover

A man with no direction in his life decides to apply to be part of the first mission to Mars in Red Rover. Damon (Kristian Bruun) is a down on his luck geologist currently living in the basement of his ex-girlfriend Beatrice (Meghan Heffern), who is now living with her new yoga obsessed Australian boyfriend […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on a selection of shorts playing at this year’s Canadian Film Fest. Prom Night As their daughters head off to prom, three father’s begin to worry when they find a pregnancy test in the trash. Prom Night is a comedic look at every father’s nightmare, that being discovering the possible promiscuity of […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Luba

A single mother tries to turn her life around, while dealing with her addict ex-husband in Luba. Luba (Nicole Maroon) is a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while raising her six year old son Matty (Porter Schaefer). At the same time, Luba has to deal with her ex-husband Donnie (Vladimir Jon Cubrt), who […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Go-Getters

Two lowlifes try to scam their way into $98 for bus money in The Go-Getters. Owen (Aaron Abrams) is a deadbeat drunk, who is bunking in the boiler room of the bar owned by his brother Kevin (Kristian Bruun). Owen crosses paths with junkie hooker Lacie (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and despite the fact that they can’t […]